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Chip Borton
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      02-12-2005, 04:23 PM
Is there a way to log all Internet activity going out through my
router? I have 4 machines and dont really want to try to mess
with maintaining 4 software packages to log stuff. I have kids in
the house and just want to make sure they not going to inappropriate
places. I could put some type of firewall/logging one each machine but
seem like theres got to be a better way.
My router (Dlink DI-614+) only has logging for DHCP.
 
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      02-13-2005, 01:21 AM
Chip Borton wrote:
> Is there a way to log all Internet activity going out through my
> router? I have 4 machines and dont really want to try to mess
> with maintaining 4 software packages to log stuff. I have kids in
> the house and just want to make sure they not going to inappropriate
> places. I could put some type of firewall/logging one each machine but
> seem like theres got to be a better way.
> My router (Dlink DI-614+) only has logging for DHCP.


D link and all the cheap routers are worthless for what yer trying to do
and i know cus i have tried the same thing for parental control type
stuff. the only in my opinion, good way to log and filter sites if that
is one thing you want to do, is to buy another firewall router. the
thing here is that you would be buying a firewall appliance, not just a
router. i mean that the linksys, dlink and all them are routers that
don't do any logging like this and their firewall isn't a firewwall
really, but Nat so they call the higher end ones firewall appliances or
internet security appliances. you will have to buy one of these that has
a web content filter. they are not cheap however really. probably the
least expensive is a Zywall 2 from www.us.zyxel.com . you can find it at
buy.com i think they have it for less then $150 i bet. also there is the
linksys 802.11g with speed booster that has parental control from
netopia, but i tried this router and didn't like it. it's less then $99.
it might work ok for you cus i am more picky and advanced for web
filtering then most. the Zywall 2 I used their Zywall 2x, they just took
off the x now, and it is a fairly wonderfull router/appliance. it will
tell you exactly where people go, how much they download and upload and
so on. it also has a www filter to block categories of web sites like
adult, violence and so on using 56 categories. they use to me in my
opinion the best web filtering provider in the world from cerberian, now
known as blue coat. www.cerberian.com and www.bluecoat.com . i have
tried most all home parental control software apps like cybersitter,
cyberpatrol, netnanny and many others that don't compare well to how
many web sites cerberian filters properly. i also know personally, well
via email only, for more then a year and a half the customer
service/support manager top dog at Cerberian and he's an awesome guy.
I've made tons of suggestions to them how they can even do better. I
have seen where cerberian blocks sites that others don't cus the others
don't even know about them and this is awesome how good cerberian really
is. i think you should look into the linksys one with speedbooster, and
then the Zyxdel Zywall 2.
 
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